Marcus Lee formed LEEP Architects in 2014 having acquired a reputation for design excellence in the industry. Marcus worked for 21 years at Richard Rogers Partnership where he was director and founded FLACQ, an award winning practice. Marcus was later principal at Arup Associates before joining Glenn Howells as a Director in 2010.
Marcus acts as a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE and is a Hackney, Islington and Lewisham Design Panel member. He is on the RIBA Award National Judging Panel in 2015 after having been Chair of the East Midlands RIBA Awards in 2013. Marcus leads a Masters Design Studio at De Montfort University and he has been a visiting critic at Yale, Dublin, Kent, Liverpool and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
The studio offers the highest quality design that is focused on delivery with a clear awareness of commercial viability. LEEP is working on projects across all sectors and scales.
"We are passionate about cities−
and focus on place-making"
"We are award winning architects−
highly talented, motivated and skilled"
"We achieve optimum planning permissions maximising development potential"−
"We understand the imperative of viability−
adding value where it matters"
"We have 35 years experience−
mixing youthful exuberance with wisdom"
"We are trusted architects acting for Design Council CABE and other design panels"−
"We simplify complex problems−
delivering cost effective solutions"
"We future proof all our designs adapting to changing technologies and uses"−
"We look for opportunities to innovate with flair and exploration"−
"We listen and prioritise understanding your essential needs"−
LEEP approaches each project individually seeking to make architecture that raises the spirits. We pursue an analytical approach striving for an architecture that has an elegant simplicity, is functional and most importantly enjoyable to use. Through an iterative process of sketching and physical models we look for opportunities in projects at every scale to enhance and optimise space, site, budget and programme.
The team is building on many years spent in award-winning practices. Work by LEEP Director Marcus Lee is recognised internationally and has won many design awards. Our portfolio includes urban design, housing, heritage, educational, leisure, retail, offices and transport interchanges. Example projects are accessible by clicking on the sector images below.
Our Clients Include
City of Sao Paolo
David Taylor Partnerships Limited
Far Eastern Consortium International
Lloyds of London
Manhattan Loft Company
Mossbourne Community Academy
Nottinghill Housing Trust
Olympic Development Authority
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
Royal United Services Institute